A positive mental attitude is a tool that everyone, from teachers and sports coaches to company leaders and politicians, needs for survival in the modern world. Fostering a positive slant to your thinking will help you focus on your career and life goals by keeping personal doubts at bay while equipping you with the internal resources necessary to overcome difficult life moments, such as losing a job, relationship issues, and grieving losses.
An optimistic outlook has been linked to several benefits, including improved physical and mental illness resistance, reduced stress levels, reduced depression symptoms, and increased lifespan. However, creating a positive mindset if you don’t have one can seem impossible. But it isn’t, according to Truth Coach Randy G. Howell Jr.
Howell is the founder of Truth Coach Randy. His business helps individuals overcome hurdles and find the success in friendship, love, and career they need to live happy, harmonious lives. Howell empowers his clients to understand their own truth, using his self-developed methodology, the ‘S.I.M.S.’ approach.
Developing S.I.M.S. and founding Truth Coach Randy was not simple for Howell. It was born from his own period of uncertainty when, as a young man, doubts plagued the charismatic entrepreneur. He struggled with his marriage, and at some points, Howell even considered suicide before he was able to conquer his demons.
“I have had my fair share of problems and trauma that, over time, built up and created barriers within my subconscious that stopped me from reaching my ambitions. But because of these experiences and my healing, growth, and development, I was able to create a method that brings about unwavering life-changing results,” Howell shared.
A fundamental component of S.I.M.S. success is undoubtedly a positive mindset. And developing this quality is the key to unlocking your creative energies and unleashing your potential.
Here are Howell’s best tips to help you bring positivity into your daily routine and begin your journey of actualization to become the person you want to be.
Feel the Moment
Modern life is hard. We are all under massive pressure to perform and succeed. So much so that we sometimes neglect to enjoy ourselves. Whether enjoyment to you means going for a run, catching up on your favorite T.V. show, or indulging in a bowl of ice cream, it is important to enjoy things you love guilt-free.
The other side of this is to make sure you take moments to feel and understand your emotions. A positive mental attitude means minimizing the bad stuff. It is about opening yourself up to your inner truth, understanding why you feel the way you do, and then implementing steps to address the situation in a positive, loving, and proactive way.
Open, Honest Communication
Communicating honestly with others is the right tactic. However, we don’t always do this and avoid telling people how we truly feel to protect ourselves or our loved ones. For example, if you have a problem in your marriage, you may wish to avoid discussing it with your spouse because you fear the consequences of that conversation.
The reality is that without facing the situation, it will start to overshadow your entire life as the issue festers, eventually leaving you miserable and distracted. But, by speaking openly and truthfully, you will find a solution. Sadly, that might mean the end of a relationship, but you may also find your problem is not what you thought, or you find a solution. Either way, you can move on and begin your journey to a better life.
Admit Your Faults
‘Fessing up when we are in the wrong is one of the most difficult things until you embrace it. None of us like to be criticized, blamed, or even recognized for failure. It makes us feel less-than-worthy and uncomfortable.
But, by owning up to our actions, we free the mind from turmoil, ego, and the temptation to lie to defend our position, which leads to negativity and darkness. Through admissions, we can move on from the issue, forgive ourselves, and find a solution. Moreover, by being honest, we learn to be responsible and trustworthy.
Learn to Say ‘No’
This small word is often among the hardest to utter. We feel so bound by duty, what we should do, and what we believe we can make time for that we often leave ourselves overcommitted and overwhelmed.
Learn to bow out gracefully. If you don’t want to do something because you don’t have time, the inclination, or the ability, then don’t. If you feel burdened by the obligation to do something else — even if it’s as simple as catching a movie — then don’t do it. Do what makes you happy as long as it won’t cause others too much distress.
Keep a Schedule
Howell says, “Respect your life enough to have a schedule.” He means that maintaining an organized life means you’ll have the time to do everything you need and want to do.
Sticking to a timetable also clears the mind of clutter. You know what to do and when, and if you need to cancel something, you can; it can easily be rescheduled. A schedule is not a prison, it is freedom.
Using these tips from Truth Coach Randy G. Howell, we can all begin to live more positively and happily.